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February 2014

In This Issue
Physician Spotlight
Wear "Red" Day
American Heart Awareness Month
Healthy Inspirations
Thank You!
Sleep Safely
Patient Portal
Smoking Notice
Superbowl Sunday
Shining Star
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Physician Spotlight

Dr. Christopher Sundstrom joined North Florida Women's Care in 2010, after completing  his residency in Pensacola.  He decided to head back to his hometown and practice at the same place where his interest in Obstetrics and Gynecology first began.    

 

Dr. Sundstrom is a true Florida State Seminole having received his bachelor's degree from Florida State University, his medical degree from the FSU College of Medicine, and his residency training through an FSU sponsored program.  As a medical student Dr. Sundstrom received his clinical experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology right here at North Florida Women's Care.   

 

 

 

 

                                
For more on Dr. Christopher Sundstrom

February 7th is National Wear Red Day

Wear RED Day is February 7th!  Be Heart-Healthy at Any Age!

 

Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the number 1 cause of death in Florida. Heart Disease can happen at any age, which is why Go RED for Women wants you to consider your heart healthy at every age.

 

North Florida Women's Care will be selling "Red Dress" pins for $1.00 at each check-out to raise funds for their Heart Walk team.

  
Learn what you can do to prevent heart disease and stay heart healthy by following the following advice:
  
Know your numbers: your goal should be less than 200mg of total cholesterol intake daily and strive for a blood pressure of 120/80 mm Hg or less. Visit your doctor so you know your numbers.
  
  
  
Show support for the women in your life on National Wear Red Day, February 7, 2014, by wearing red, and join the thousands of women who are choosing to reduce their personal risk for heart disease. 

American Heart Awareness Month

February is American Heart Awareness Month!

 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  Every year 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease.  Each year, cardiovascular (heart) diseases claim the lives of nearly half a million women - almost one per minute.

 

 The good news is heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. 

 

Here's a few things that you can do to help:

 

Eat a healthy diet: choose healthy meals and snack options.  Be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables (adults should have a least 5 servings each day).

 

Maintain a healthy weight: being overweight or obese can increase your risk for heart disease.  To determine whether your weight is in a healthy range, doctors often calculate your BMI (body mass index).

 

Exercise regularly: physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure.  The General Surgeon recommends that adults should engage in moderate-intensity exerciser for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.

 

read more information on a plan for prevention here

 

 

Health Inspiration
  
   
  
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A huge THANK YOU to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for becoming a 2014 GOLD SPONSOR for the March of Dimes March for Babies Walk.  Without the support and dedication of our community partners we would not be able to bring educational resources and events to the Tallahassee and surrounding communities.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

 

Date: April 29, 2014

What: March for Babies Walk

Where: Tom Brown Park

Who: March of Dimes

Alan Keesee, COO of CRMC - 2014 March for Babies Chair

 

 

For more information on the Big Bend Division of March of Dimes click here

 

Safety First
 
Patient Portal Reloaded

  

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Smoke Out Tallahassee

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of having a baby with a cleft lip and cleft palate, the U.S. Surgeon General confirms in a new report. 

 

Each year in thee United States, more than 7,000 babies are born with cleft lip or cleft palate and smoking increases the risk by 30 to 50 percent, according to the new report.  It was released on Friday, Janury 17th to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Surgeon General's report about death and disease caused by smoking.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

 

What: Smoke Out Tallhassee Event 

When: November 15, 2014

 

Stay tuned for more details to come!

 

 

 

For more on this story read here

Are You Ready for Some Football!

 

As Superbowl Sunday rapidly approaches, here's a simple no fry crowd pleaser.

 

 

 

Click the here for the recipe!

Do You Know a Shining Star?

 

Customer Service is Our Goal at NFWC

 

North Florida Women's Care strives to provide our patients with high levels of customer service in all of our departments.  We at NFWC want to recognize that member of our staff that went the extra mile to help you.

 

Perhaps it was the greeting you received when you came in,  the nurse who returned your phone call and reassured you, the person who scheduled your appointment, someone who made you feel special because of the extra something he or she did for you.

If you know of "Shining Star" here in our office, please tell us who it is and what makes them a "Shining Star".


 
 
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